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Due to a lack of funding we regret to inform you that the Colorado Springs Indian Center has closed.

We would like to thank all who have helped and supported our Indian Center over the years.

Please enjoy the resources on our website while it remains online.

News Links / December 22nd - 31st 2015

Right Next Door: Tonya Carloni Littlewolf, Wolf Whisperer.

Indigenous Hell-Raiser as National Hero: Billy Frank, Jr. Wins Presidential Medal Of Freedom.

Santa Fe mayor proposes cultural district to fight fake art.

Sterlin Harjo's "Mekko".

Native American Storyteller Receives Artistic Honor.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier Rides with 2015 Big Foot Riders.

More transportation funds head to Indian Country in new law.

Native American Tribes Approve Plan to Grow and Sell Marijuana in Oregon.

Recap: “The Ridiculous 6”.



Special Thank You to Kurt D. Brown

       Kurt D. Brown is a professional photographer out of Denver Colorado. Kurt is also a member of Colorado Springs Indian Center. He has been taking photos at Colorado Springs Indian Center events for several years. When the Gathering Of Spirits drum group asked Kurt if he would help us to make a CD he was there to donate his time and help us.

       It is a great thing when a professional person will help and doesn't wish payment for their services. The Colorado Springs Indian Center is very grateful for his service, and also considers Kurt Brown a wonderful friend. The Colorado Springs Indian Center is indebted to Kurt D. Brown.

       As the President of the Colorado Springs Indian Center, I wish to thank Kurt Brown for all the time and professional photos he has given us over the years.

Thank You Kurt,

Jim Bear Running Montoya
President,
Colorado Springs Indian Center



News Links / December 12th - 21st 2015

American Indian Movement activist John Trudell passes on at 69.

John Trudell (Feb 15, 1946 – Dec 8, 2015) Hear Him Read One of His Poems in 1998.

Native American Fashion Gets Museum Show in Salem .

Native Max Cultural Showcase in United Kingdom .

Locals highlight Native American culture.

Justices Weigh Power of Indian Tribal Courts in Civil Suit.

Best Student Film at LA SKINS FEST "Escape" Shows Harsh Reality of Native American Youth.

Reamrkable Native American musicans.

An American Artist Kay WalkingStick.

6 Movies About Native Americans You Should Watch Instead of Ridiculous 6.



News Links / December 1st - 11th 2015

Native American Tribe Bets On Olive Oil.

Why Thanksgiving Is A 'National Day Of Mourning' For Some Americans.

Fancy Dancing: Diné Style.

Sacred Chilkat Robe Returning Home.

International Crises: Remembering Our Past, Sharing Their Present.

A Talk with Pena Bonita:

Native American Heritage month: November 2015 – FACTS.

58th Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market.

LLOYD KIVA NEW: ART, DESIGN, & INFLUENCE.

In new tradition, colossal conifer hauled to Western Navajo.

Adoptive parents embrace tribal, communal spirit.

17th Annual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run/Walk [PHOTOS].



News Links / November 22nd - 30th 2015

SAINTS & STRANGERS, two-night movie event begins SUN NOV 22 9/8c.

Being Native American Is a Political Act .

More Than Headdresses: Peabody Essex Celebrates Contemporary Native American Fashion.

17th Annual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run/Walk.

Hundreds experience Native American culture in Tifton.

Native American food for the harvest season.

With food and song, campus honors Native American heritage.

Protecting Sacred Places from Drilling.

Up to 1,000 buffalo will be slaughtered at Yellowstone National park this winter.



News Links / November 12th - 21st 2015

Today Show weatherman at Four Corners, ‘Rokerthon 2’ blows through the rez.

Students connect with their identies during Native American Heritage Month.

November is Native American Heritage Month, bring a bit of Native America to your table to celebrate.

NARF and Museum of Boulder co-sponsor third annual Chief Niwot Forum.

Dancers create legacy as they devote their lives to art they love .

Show spotlights Native American artists.

New FREE Games on the Colorado Springs Indian Center website's Games Page.

Adidas To Help High Schools Change Native American Mascots.

American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month: November 2015.

Native Americans oppose stripping protection from Yellowstone grizzlies.



News Links / November 1st - 11th 2015

2015 Colorado Military Taptoo Promo Video.

2015 Rock Your Mocs.

Video: Cherokee Elders Tell Spooky Halloween Tales.

Inupiaq woman joins traditional tattooing movement.

A Hidden Gem In Indianapolis, Indiana: The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.

Ugly Junk into Beautiful Jewelry? Depression Era Santo Domingo Pueblo Exhibit at Williamsburg.

New FREE Games on the Colorado Springs Indian Center website's Games Page.

These 12 Photos of American Indians Are Beautiful, Surreal, and Haunting.

Presidential Proclamation National Native American Heritage Month, 2015.

Inaugural Tribal Accounting Conference.

DNA of Ancient Children Offers Clues on How People Settled the Americas.



News Links / October 22nd - 31st 2015

Mrs. Universe Ashley Callingbull Receives CANADA’S NATIONAL ROLE MODEL AWARD.

Native Lives Matter, Too.

40th Annual American Indian Film Festival.

Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces Final Rule on Secretarial Elections for Federally Recognized Tribes.

From Burmese to German: Matika Wilbur Makes New Yorkers Guess Who’s Indigenous.

Walter Echo-Hawk - Thursday November 5th, 2015 Wittemyer Courtroom, CU Law School, Boulder, CO.

New FREE Games on the Colorado Springs Indian Center website's Games Page.

"Moonshot" A collection of tribal stories set at home - and in space - by Indigenous comics and writers.

Capitol art debate turns to Native American images.



News Links / October 12th - 21st 2015

Trio of suicides leaves Alaska village in grief.

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jim Thorpe Appeal.

California, the first state in the US to ban the usage of the “R-word”.

Indigenous Peoples Day celebrated alongside Columbus Day in US.

Exhibition showcases 'Indigenous Beauty' of Native American art.

No, Native Americans aren't genetically more susceptible to alcoholism.

California doctor indicted in theft of Native American artifacts.

Commission to study Native American mascots in Colorado schools.

Native American activist shot to death in home invasion.



News Links / October 1st - 11th 2015

Native group protests Maine’s attempts to strip the Penobscot nation of their ancestral waterways rights.

Sainthood of Junípero Serra Reopens Wounds of Colonialism in California.

Governor Brown Declares September 25th, 2015 Native American Day.

Secretary Jewell to Kick off Tribal Solarthon with Shinnecock Nation in New York.

House subcommittee embraces two tribal federal recognition bills.

Hispanic and Native American scientists CALL FOR DIVERSITY in STEM at national conference.

Sex Trafficking on the Reservation: One Native American Nation's Struggle Against the Trade.



News Links / September 22nd - 30th 2015

6th Annual Garden of the Gods Rock Ledge Ranch Powwow Sept 26, 2015.

Photographer On A Quest To Capture Native Americans' Diversity.

Calls for Hope for Life Day to Raise Awareness in Indian Country About Suicide Prevention.

How Obamacare Will Cost Native American Tribes Millions of Dollars.

What's offensive? Opinions differ even with Native Americans.

Indigenous Organizations Reject Calls To Forcibly Contact Uncontacted Tribes.

Audio News Story
Navajo leader testifies before Senators about Gold King Mine waste spill,
Leaders from across the country wrap up Tribal Impact Days in Washington,
New York tribe hosts world indoor lacrosse championships starting this week,
Former New Mexico tribal leader sentenced to prison for embezzlement.

Colville Tribes Call for Donations and Volunteers as 2 Massive Fires Scorch 600 Square Miles.

DOI, Justice Dept. announces landmark settlement with tribes.

Key initiative puts new focus on better health among Native Americans.



News Links / September 12th - 21st 2015

Erin Brockovich accuses feds of lying about mine waste spill.

Indian Rodeo Will Not Accept Money From Washington Football Team This Year.

Marvel adds Native American, Korean superheroes.

Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces Grant Awards for Funding of Low-Cost Clean Power Projects in Indian Country.

Spreading the Word: Obamacare and Native Americans.

Audio News Story
Top First Nations leader encourages people to get out and vote,
U.S. lawmakers want answers about Gold King Mine waste spill,
South Dakota’s Badlands National Park has new superintendent.

Fraud charges filed against tribal fish and game officer.

Officials work to stop thefts of Native American artifacts.

Rand Paul Thinks 'Lack Of Assimilation' Is Native Americans' Problem.



News Links / September 1st - 11th 2015

Ashley Callingbull, First Nations woman, crowned Mrs. Universe.

The 36th Annual Xicana (Chicana) Moratorium Day Held in Oakland.

Secretary Jewell Announces Nation’s Highest Peak Will Now Officially Bear Native Name.

Navajo farmers reject use of water after mine spill.

Albuquerque task force tackles homelessness among Native Americans.

Native Americans' Day in United States.

The Ojibwe Take A Stand For Treaty Rights, Hoping To Defeat A Pipeline.

CATCHING THE DREAM, Native American Scholarship Fund (Links for scholarships).



News Links / August 22nd - 31st 2015

The Racial Group Most Likely to Be Killed By Police Is Also Most Likely to Go Unnoticed.

Behind the scenes with Indian relay racing.

Navajo Nation Attorney General to EPA: Get Out! (But Send Money).

Native American art exhibition, "Return from Exile" starts two-year tour in Athens.

White Mountain Apache unite with San Carlos to Save Oak Flat.

Navajo Code Talkers Day celebrates crucial second world war contribution.

Native American tribes say California not doing enough to protect fisheries.

Fashion Forward: True to Native Form.

5 Native American Cultural Sites Looted in San Diego County.



News Links / August 11th - 21st 2015

Kennewick Man should be returned.

Navajo Nation Council Reacts to Report on Gold King Spill.

Bethany Yellowtail to Compete in Martha Stewart Contest.

Challenges to the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978.

Native Americans Lose Fight for Long Hair in Prisons.

FLC does little for Native Americans.

Ketchikan recieves new Totem Pole.



News Links / August 1st - 10th 2015

10th anniversary of Native American Summit.

A reminder about the importance of Garden of the Gods to the local indigenous population.

Murkowski: “Are We Getting Results” Must Be Core Goal of Federal Substance Abuse Fight.

12 Native Athletes Who Made History.

13 Issues Facing Native People Beyond Mascots And Casinos.

New study looks at challenges of Native American attorneys.

Cherokee Nation’s Learn to Grow Program, Hosts First Children’s Farmers Market.

Family Seeks Justice. Sarah Lee Circle Bear Died While in Police Custody.

Family Demands Justice. Police Shoot, Kill Mentally Ill Native American Man.

Santa Fe Indian Market Aug 20 - 23, 2015.



News Links / July 21st - 31st 2015

Images from the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo. The Gathering of Spirits drum group was on hand to perform all four days.

How one Native American tribe is resisting the Keystone XL pipeline.

Can A Skeleton Heal Rift Between Native Americans, Scientists?

Adam Sandler Says Film Does Not Mock Native Americans.

Company objects to delay as it seeks to drill near Glacier.

From Times Square to the Capitol, Apache Protestors Fight U.S. Land Swap with Mining Company.



News Links / July 11th - 20th 2015

Things to keep in mind before the Pow Wow and for protocol at events and ceremonies.
Excellent information from Shannon Thunderbird.

Redskins Loose Round in Battle Over Name.

White House Hosts First-Ever Tribal Youth Gathering.

This Native American Version Of 'Unchained Melody' Is Absolutely Breathtaking.

The revival of Native American cuisine in Minneapolis.

New Report Questions Wisdom of Large Oil and Gas Tax Credits.



News Links / July 1st - 10th 2015

New Jobs Available on the Trading Blanket under the Jobs Link.

Could Wilma Mankiller be the new face on the $20 bill?

Native American Art Show in Denver.

Upcoming Pow Wow! More information can be found at the One Nation Walking Together website.

Government Overhauls Tribal Recognition Process.

Gorgeous photos from Pit River Pow Wow.

Botanical Magic: Medicine Woman’s In-Depth Study Reveals Plants' Offerings.



News Links / June 27th - 30th 2015

Great article on how Native American Fashion is exploding in 2015.

Scientific update on the Kennewick man.

Native American Art a first time show for this museum.

The original Farm-to-table Food.

The Challenge of Mixed Blood Nations.




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